It may come as a surprise to you, but data networks are not inherently safe. Public network infrastructure is exposed to a multitude of cyber-threats and two thirds of all data theft occurs while it is in transit*. That’s why you should insist upon certified, high-assurance encryption for your data in motion.
The greatest risks to your network data occur when your data includes sensitive information that should not become public. High data volumes (e.g. 10-100Gbps data network links) are increasingly attracting cyber-criminals’ attention.
Encrypting data in motion
Not all encryption solutions are the same
The rapid growth of virtualisation, data centre services, Cloud computing, SaaS and Big Data technologies means we are becoming increasingly reliant on our high-speed/high-availability data networks to deliver information when and where we need it.
However, we often give little thought to where this data is travelling to, how it is stored, who may access it and what it’s been through to appear on our screens. Once your data leaves the perimeter of your protected systems you can’t be sure that it remains secure and doesn’t fall into the wrong hands!
The changing landscape of cyber-crime
Many network devices expose networks to data breaches
With the majority of IT security dedicated to protecting data at rest, cyber-criminals are focusing their attention on data in motion. A potentially rich source of sensitive or valuable information, data networks are seen as “low-hanging fruit” and are increasingly coming under attack.
Firewalls, network switches and routers are not bullet proof. Only robust encryption solutions provide network data with a last line of defence.
The technology exists, and is readily available, that allows fibre optic cable to be tapped and for potentially sensitive data to be read – without breaking the link and remaining undetected without specialist security equipment.
Robust data encryption – the last line of defence
Technology and operational imperatives are driving an increased demand for the transmission of sensitive data across both private and public networks.
Whether you utilise cloud computing services, Big Data, CCTV monitoring, remote data centre back-up for disaster recovery or simply operate out of multiple sites; protecting your network against cyber-attack, data sniffing, innocent error or technical failure has become a priority for government and commercial organisations across the globe.
The implications of a significant breach are often catastrophic; not just for the profitability and reputation of an individual company, but for the security and safety of critical infrastructure, citizens, central government and emergency services.
The only solution to ensure that your data remains protected across the network is robust encryption. It should be both separated from your specific network architecture and certified by recognised international security standards. By encrypting your data in motion, it is rendered useless in unauthorised hands.
“Robust encryption does not need to come at the expense of network availability and performance. The Senetas range of encryptors provides maximum data protection, without compromising performance, and offers a scalable solution, suitable for all Layer 2 networks and topologies.”
Our encryptors operate from 100Mbps to 100Gbps and support Ethernet and Fibre Channel protocols and SPB virtualisation. They operate in full-duplex mode at full line speed, with no packet loss, and support all Layer 2 topologies.
*Trustwave Global Data Security Report